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Last updated: Friday 10 November, 2017
Acquisitions Editor: Humanities & Social Sciences, Bloomsbury Digital Resources
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£20,000 - £30,000, £30,000 - £40,000
Central London
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About the Job

Acquisitions Editor: Bloomsbury Humanities and Social Sciences - Digital Resources
The opportunity
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is looking for an Acquisitions Editor (Humanities and Social Sciences Digital Resources) who will be responsible for the editorial management of academic digital products at all stages of development. Working with internal and external stakeholders, the role will manage products pre- and post-launch to ensure high quality editorial content is commissioned and published on time and within budget, as well as researching and commissioning new digital products from scratch. This role combines editorial, organizational and relationship management skills and is an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-award-winning team in a cutting-edge sector of publishing.
The role
Editorial Management of Products in Development
§ Procuring content for new and existing digital products
§ Contracts relating to new content (articles, lesson plans, bibliographic guides)
§ Production of schedules with clear deadlines and tracking to ensure timely submissions and updates
§ Editorial budget tracking and reporting
§ Editorial input into ongoing taxonomy development
§ Acting as a go-between for the editorial and digital teams specifically during digital product development stage pre-launch
§ Keeping key editorial stakeholders informed and translating/explaining digital processes and jargon when necessary
§ Handling customer queries relating to editorial content for existing digital products
§ Editorial metadata development and quality assurance. Assuring that all data is of a high standard prior to being handed over to the production teams
§ Being aware of customer needs and expectations and making sure new digital products offer excellent user experience through outreach to end users and conference attendance
§ Conducting surveys, focus groups for products as required
§ Maintaining excellent editorial quality and continuity across digital products
§ Working alongside the Product Management team to investigate the feasibility of product enhancements, especially in relation to content-related matters
Commissioning New Digital Products
§ Working with academic list editors to develop new digital product ideas around Bloomsbury content
§ Market research and concept development
§ Business plan and P&L creation
§ Liaising with key stakeholders before and after concept sign off
§ Presenting Business Plans and P&Ls for Approval at management meetings
§ Creating and managing relationships with external content licensing partners
§ Editorial ownership of new products as required, from conception to post-launch
Additional Responsibilities
§ Representing the company at international conferences, campus calling and related travel as required
Skills, knowledge, experience
§ Proactive publishing professional with academic commissioning or scholarly digital publishing experience
§ Excellent attention to detail
§ Proven track record in successfully managing multiple and complex projects
§ Strong communication and editorial skills are essential
The role is a full-time permanent position, based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits and generous staff discounts.

To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role, and salary expectations to workwithus@bloomsbury.com. Please note in the subject line: ‘Acquisitions Editor IP1911’.

The closing date for applications is 19th November 2017
Skills: Contracts, Design, Developer, Digital, Editorial, Production, Project Management

Job information

Salary: competitive
Start date: 11 Dec, 2017
Duration: permanent

Contact information

Contact name: Coralie
Reference: IP1911

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